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post #101 of 361 Old 01-26-2014, 09:29 PM
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Normally her parents just drop her off, actually. So not really.
The idea of leaving that barn is scary. I've been there since I was eight. I'm just gonna see how it all play out.
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If you've loved it there since you were 8, I could see not wanting to leave. But I would also want a parent supervising her. It's not the barn's problem to baby sit her. And no one else should have to put up with it either.
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post #102 of 361 Old 01-26-2014, 09:32 PM
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I do take it as a threat, kind of. But I think she's more of a whiny teenager. I don't know what she'd do, she can't take him away. She's like 14.
And thank you! I will invest in both a lock for my English and western saddles
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There is no "kind of" in my mind.

She made a threat against your horse, period!! Veiled, but it was indeed a threat.. The problem is she could do a lot of damage to your horse, permanent forever damage...

You now have the ball in your court...act upon it, run with it and slam dunk the brat.

Clue in your BO as you have nothing against her.
Then call the police and file a report that the kid was caught with your horses equipment and in his personal stall she has no business being in. She does not work for the BO so has no justifiable reason to touch your horse who is private property.
She was told "Hand off" and has not complied.
Take your tack home till this is resolved. Better to be inconvenienced than have it damaged or taken, yes stolen.
If this kid is sneaky enough to take your horse and ride him without permission she is sneaky enough to take your equipment and lie to others as to why she has it...protect yourself now before something happens you regret.

It is past due time for this "child" to have a wake-up call that she is not allowed to do as she pleases with others possessions,...yes that is YOUR HORSE...he is privately owned.
That goes for her mommy & daddy too..wake-up call that maybe they need to be more active in their daughters activities and where-abouts as they are legally responsible for what she indeed does...


I agree I would also be looking for a new barn for a move in on February 1st...
If the BO doesn't do something and in a hurry she may have a exodus of boarders who now also fear their horses and equipment may meet with the same issues...
IF the BO tells these people to move "NOW" and enforces that out you go, then the issue is resolved, otherwise resolve it in your favor and leave.
You have been there a long time, but under these circumstances the safety of your horse and tack takes precedence over comfort of a place you are use to being in...

BTW... it is illegal to lock a horse in their stall, even if done by the owner.
A pasture/paddock yes it can be locked.
A barn/stall, no...against the law in most every state. You even as the owner can be in serious trouble for the padlock...

Good luck.

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If you've loved it there since you were 8, I could see not wanting to leave. But I would also want a parent supervising her. It's not the barn's problem to baby sit her. And no one else should have to put up with it either.
I agree with you completely. I'm still waiting to hear the BOs decision
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post #104 of 361 Old 01-26-2014, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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There is no "kind of" in my mind.

She made a threat against your horse, period!! Veiled, but it was indeed a threat.. The problem is she could do a lot of damage to your horse, permanent forever damage...

You now have the ball in your court...act upon it, run with it and slam dunk the brat.

Clue in your BO as you have nothing against her.
Then call the police and file a report that the kid was caught with your horses equipment and in his personal stall she has no business being in. She does not work for the BO so has no justifiable reason to touch your horse who is private property.
She was told "Hand off" and has not complied.
Take your tack home till this is resolved. Better to be inconvenienced than have it damaged or taken, yes stolen.
If this kid is sneaky enough to take your horse and ride him without permission she is sneaky enough to take your equipment and lie to others as to why she has it...protect yourself now before something happens you regret.

It is past due time for this "child" to have a wake-up call that she is not allowed to do as she pleases with others possessions,...yes that is YOUR HORSE...he is privately owned.
That goes for her mommy & daddy too..wake-up call that maybe they need to be more active in their daughters activities and where-abouts as they are legally responsible for what she indeed does...


I agree I would also be looking for a new barn for a move in on February 1st...
If the BO doesn't do something and in a hurry she may have a exodus of boarders who now also fear their horses and equipment may meet with the same issues...
IF the BO tells these people to move "NOW" and enforces that out you go, then the issue is resolved, otherwise resolve it in your favor and leave.
You have been there a long time, but under these circumstances the safety of your horse and tack takes precedence over comfort of a place you are use to being in...

BTW... it is illegal to lock a horse in their stall, even if done by the owner.
A pasture/paddock yes it can be locked.
A barn/stall, no...against the law in most every state. You even as the owner can be in serious trouble for the padlock...

Good luck.

jmo...
I agree with you about the wake up calls. As far as a police report what would that give me? Just scaring the kid straight? Cause since technically I am still a minor (almost 18) id have to go through my parents as well. (Who are mad too, so I'm sure they'd have no problem).
But the threat is scary, if something happened to my horse I don't know what I'd do. So I will talk that over with my parents and see what they think.
Thank you for telling me the lock on the stall was a bad idea, I had the BO take it off when another poster told me of the hazards.
And also, I have been looking at other barns in the area and have told one my situation, and they said if I need to move suddenly for any reason I can move there.
My god, this whole situation is infuriating.
Might as well go check my email for a response from the parents....
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post #105 of 361 Old 01-26-2014, 09:51 PM
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Definitely sounds like you caught her red handed. I like a few others would be ready to move. I can just see this girl doing something to your horse or your tack. I would not feel like either is safe so long as you and her are at the same barn. I know it may be hard to leave a barn you've been at so long, but think of your horse's safety.
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I agree with you about the wake up calls. As far as a police report what would that give me? Just scaring the kid straight? Cause since technically I am still a minor (almost 18) id have to go through my parents as well. (Who are mad too, so I'm sure they'd have no problem).
But the threat is scary, if something happened to my horse I don't know what I'd do. So I will talk that over with my parents and see what they think.
Thank you for telling me the lock on the stall was a bad idea, I had the BO take it off when another poster told me of the hazards.
And also, I have been looking at other barns in the area and have told one my situation, and they said if I need to move suddenly for any reason I can move there.
My god, this whole situation is infuriating.
Might as well go check my email for a response from the parents....
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It is called a paper-trail and one that at this point is well warranted for the "just-in-case" something occurs.
Save all correspondence from the parents...both what you have sent them and what they return to you. Make a hard copy {print it} and save it someplace, also on your computer in a file folder...just make sure it is all saved somehow, someplace.
I'm glad you have a back-up plan. It stinks that you even need to have to go to this extreme, but to protect and safeguard your horse and belongings.. I would move if they don't.

You're so right...it is very scary that you are facing this situation. Glad you have parents who will stand with and beside you in this.
Do what is right for the horse foremost. Make sure he is not able to be harmed or harassed. Vindictive people can do much harm in little time when they feel justified... this kid is not going to be happy.
Hence, ...make a police report, save all correspondence and pray you never ever need any of it.

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It is called a paper-trail and one that at this point is well warranted for the "just-in-case" something occurs.
Save all correspondence from the parents...both what you have sent them and what they return to you. Make a hard copy {print it} and save it someplace, also on your computer in a file folder...just make sure it is all saved somehow, someplace.
I'm glad you have a back-up plan. It stinks that you even need to have to go to this extreme, but to protect and safeguard your horse and belongings.. I would move if they don't.

You're so right...it is very scary that you are facing this situation. Glad you have parents who will stand with and beside you in this.
Do what is right for the horse foremost. Make sure he is not able to be harmed or harassed. Vindictive people can do much harm in little time when they feel justified... this kid is not going to be happy.
Hence, ...make a police report, save all correspondence and pray you never ever need any of it.

Okay, I will talk that over with my parents. Thank you for your advice!
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I would file a police report too. Just in case something else happens, then you can say well we have this on report as well.

We do this at my store, a junkie comes in to steal, takes half a shelf of allergy meds. We know he won't be caught but there is a paper trail now.

And to people asking why nobody is supervising her. 14 really isn't a child either. She's a teenager, not a child. I use to go to my barn every single day, take a 40-1.5 hr bus ride just to get to the barn and do chores. I didn't need to be babysat and watched while I rode. I really don't think they need to be supervised at that age.
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Oh man what a mess!!! Hope it all works out soon with no mishaps!

(On a side note I'm just mind blown by the girls attitude. By 14 I was staying home alone for up to a week at points taking care of the farm by myself) I just dont understand where she would get the cajones to threaten you and your horse.

She'd be getting a whoopin if she were my kid lol

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Update!
I got a response from the girls parents. (I sent it this morning, it's now around 7:35 PM)
Her parents said that they were under the impression that I had given her permission to ride my horse whenever she pleased. And they also said that even if I didn't want their daughter to ride my horse I wasn't clear about it (they're dumb. This whole situation is dumb. They're guarding their baby). They also said that they didn't appreciate me confronting their daughter when I caught her this morning. They said I had no place to "yell at her" as that is their job.
They said they were also insulted that suddenly I had been strict about who handles my horse (mostly referring to petting him without my permission since this whole thing started) and that it puts off a "negative" vibe in the entire place.
And they said they would be talking to the BO about their side of the story.
Yeah, good luck to them. I'm 99.9% sure the BO is on my side.
And if she's not, well then after this email, I'm done. And gone.
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